POTENTIA Graduate Journal of International Affairs – Call for Papers

Deadline: June 1st, 2022

If you’ve written an academic style paper as part of your graduate studies, this could be your chance to publish it in a peer-reviewed journal! Potentia, the graduate student journal of the University of Ottawa’s Center for International Policy Studies (CIPS), is pleased to announce that it is accepting submissions for its 2022 edition. This year’s journal will follow an open theme, allowing for the exploration of a wide array of topics related to international affairs.

For Potentia‘s 13th edition, we are seeking submissions that critically engage contemporary issues in international affairs, with particular consideration for pieces that make use of creatively adapted theoretical frameworks. Given the journal’s interdisciplinary nature, we are seeking submissions from a wide array of disciplines, including but not limited to international relations, political science, criminology, economics, history, law, sociology, business, global public policy, and gender studies. Submissions will be reviewed on originality, depth, and relevance. Both master’s and doctoral level students are encouraged to submit manuscripts in either French or English. Early submissions are encouraged.

Guidelines for submissions: Three types of submissions will be accepted:

  • Research articles (should not exceed 8,000 words in length, including in-text citations and the reference list),
  • Book reviews (800 to 1,000 words), and
  • Policy briefs (should not exceed 1,500 words).

Submissions must include a 100 to 200-word abstract, keywords, and a 100-word biography. Submissions can be made here. Citations must follow the APA style.

The deadline for submissions is on June 1st, 2022, at 11:59PM EDT. For more information on Potentia, please contact our editors-in-chief, Maryam Mughal and Max Touchette at [email protected]

About Potentia

Potentia: Journal of International Affairs is a scholarly journal which focuses on showcasing the work of graduate students from across Canada and abroad. Managed by students from the University of Ottawa with support from the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), Potentia provides a space for the rigorous academic analysis of contemporary international challenges and discussion of possible policy alternatives.


2021 Edition – Now Available 

Editors: Natasha Lopes, Diana Cissé.

Theme: Change, Challenges, and Opportunities in Global Politics

Read this year’s edition here.


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